Mondavi Sisters' Collection

Aloft & Dark Matter Wines

2017 Aloft Cabernet Sauvignon

Celebrating our tenth vintage did not come without a few hiccups and hurdles, inclusive of a pandemic, fires, droughts and even a wet cool vintage.  Needless to say, ten years has taught us grit, humility, and above all respect for Mother Nature and what our land offers us each year. Despite these hurdles, our family has so much to celebrate....

"An intense combination of blueberry, blackberry, and red raspberry with a hint of lavender on the nose. Our 2017 vintage is a full-bodied wine with notes of a freshly baked mixed berry pie followed by black tea and semi-dark chocolate. The tannins in this vintage are bigger than in previous years, but the palate is extremely round and well-integrated."

- Angelina Mondavi, Winemaker

$585.00 per 3-pack


2016 Dark Matter Zinfandel

An immediate explosion of black and white peppercorns, brambleberry and blackberry, along with red raspberry and Bing cherry on the nose. Followed by notes of freshly roasted coffee beans, nutmeg, and a hint of clove and lavender flowers. 

At first taste, a creaminess from aging sur lies coats the entire mouth and tongue while showcasing vibrant acidity. This medium to full-bodied wine exudes black peppercorn, cacao, green and black tea leaf, a hint of freshly rolled cigars followed by red raspberry, blackberry, and lavender, finishing with red raspberry velvety soft tannins."

- Angelina Mondavi, Winemaker


2020 Aloft Chenin Blanc

As the newest addition to the Mondavi Sisters’ Collection, the Chenin Blanc is a throwback to original expressions developed by our Grandfather, Peter Mondavi Sr., who was the first to introduce a 100% Chenin Blanc into California in 1954. However, over the years Chenin Blanc has been slowly ripped out and replanted to Cabernet Sauvignon, leaving less than ten acres planted in the entire Napa Valley. For our second vintage, we continued to source fruit from the famous Henry’s Ranch Located in Pope Valley, just two miles east of our Howell Mountain properties. Now 77 years old, these old vines continue to provide us with depth and a vast profile of characteristics for our winemaker, Angelina, to work with.  

For the 2020 Chenin Blanc, we were fortunate to have picked our fruit prior to the fires allowing us to produce another vintage we all love.  As sisters, we returned to our roots to produce a Chenin Blanc that is cold fermented (a process developed by our grandfather Peter Sr.) in stainless-steel drums and one new French Oak barrel. Making up for 10% of the blend, this single French Oak barrel contributes an additional layer of complexity and dimension to the mouthfeel, while the stainless-steel fermentation retains the delicate aromas of Meyer lemon and lime zest, white peach, nectarine, and a hint of freshly picked apricot. The aromas, also prevalent on the palate, are carried with bright, mouthwatering acidity that is softened with the creaminess of lemon curd and lemon meringue pie, both family favorites. This year’s star of the show are vibrant notes of white peach and orange blossom. As the wine coats the mouth additional floral notes of jasmine and hints of vanilla contribute to this beautiful, yet delicate, Napa Valley Chenin Blanc.  

Our goal each year is to continue to produce a Chenin Blanc that is refreshing to enjoy on its own or alongside a beautiful salad or even a spicy dish.  

-Angelina Mondavi, Winemaker

$225.00 per 3-pack

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2018 Dark Matter Limitless Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine offers immediate aromatics of freshly roasted coffee, dark chocolate, black cherry, and hints of chocolate-covered strawberries and raspberries followed by a plethora of baking and savory spices. The tannins in this wine are present in a way that coats your entire mouth and explodes with black currant and black cherry, like taking a bite into a freshly baked mixed berry pie. Hints of vanilla, clove, and cinnamon finish the wine, making my mouth water, leaving you wanting more."

We recommend decanting this wine for at least 30 minutes before enjoying.

-Angelina Mondavi, Winemaker

$600.00 per 3-pack

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